It's a Wonderful Life

It's a wonderful laugh! It's a wonderful love!

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George's troubles begin.

Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra.

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Score: 7.1/10 from 223 votes
Release Date: 1946-12-30
Status: Released
Run time: 130 min / 2:10
Production Company : Liberty Films (II)
Production Country: United States of America

Casts

James Stewart
as George Bailey
Donna Reed
as Mrs. Hatch
Lionel Barrymore
as Henry F. Potter
Thomas Mitchell
as Uncle Billy Bailey
Henry Travers
as Clarence
Beulah Bondi
as Ma Bailey
Frank Faylen
as Ernie Bishop
Ward Bond
as Bert
Gloria Grahame
as Violet Bick
H.B. Warner
as Mr. Gower
Todd Karns
as Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds
as Peter Bailey
Mary Treen
as Cousin Tilly
Frank Albertson
as Sam Wainwright
Virginia Patton
as Ruth Dakin Bailey
Charles Williams
as Cousin Eustace
Sarah Edwards
as Mrs. Hatch
William Edmunds
as Giuseppe Martini
Lillian Randolph
as Annie
Argentina Brunetti
as Mrs. Martini
Robert J. Anderson
as Little George
Ronnie Ralph
as Little Sam
Jean Gale
as Little Mary
Jeanine Ann Roose
as Little Violet
Danny Mummert
as Little Marty Hatch
Georgie Nokes
as Little Harry Bailey
Sheldon Leonard
as Nick
Frank Hagney
as Potter's Bodyguard
Ray Walker
as Joe - Luggage Shop
Charles Lane
as Real Estate Salesman
Edward Keane
as Tom - Bldg. & Loan
Carol Coombs
as Bailey Child - Janie
Karolyn Grimes
as Bailey Child - Zuzu
Larry Simms
as Bailey Child - Pete
Jimmy Hawkins
as Bailey Child - Tommy
Adriana Caselotti
as Singer at Martini's (uncredited)
Michael Chapin
as Young George's Friend (uncredited)
Ellen Corby
as Ms. Davis (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee
as Building & Loan Board Member (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald
as Man Whose Grandfather Planted Tree (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
as Man with Sheriff (uncredited)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
as Freddie Othello (uncredited)

Crew

Directing Frank Capra Director
Writing Philip Van Doren Stern Original Story
Production Frank Capra Producer
Camera Joseph F. Biroc Director of Photography
Camera Joseph Walker Director of Photography
Editing William Hornbeck Editor
Art Jack Okey Art Direction
Writing Frances Goodrich Screenplay
Writing Albert Hackett Screenplay
Writing Frank Capra Screenplay
Crew Jo Swerling Additional Writing
Crew Michael Wilson Additional Writing
Sound Dimitri Tiomkin Original Music Composer

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